Alternative Energy Solutions from Honda
Electric power is a cleaner solution to overcoming our dependence on oil, although it is not without its challenges. We feel strongly that an investment in electric-powered vehicles is teaching our engineers valuable lessons in environmental technology. The Honda EV Plus battery electric vehicle, for example, helped pave the way for Honda's subsequent leadership in introducing gas-electric hybrids, fuel cell electric vehicles and other alternative-fuel vehicles. Our vigorous commitment to bringing an electric vehicle to market continues.
Another new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle concept is our futuristic FC Sport Concept. It demonstrates a whole new way of thinking about hydrogen, and previews a future where environmental responsibility and performance can co-exist.
Honda will continually strive to increase the efficiency of our existing internal-combustion engine products so that we can minimize our use of oil. First to the U.S. market with a hybrid vehicle, the original Insight, in 1999, we continue to build on our hybrid knowledge—from the popular Civic Hybrid to the all-new Insight with its sophisticated Eco Assist™ feedback system. On the horizon: a sporty, fun-to-drive hybrid — the new Honda CR-Z.